Recently I’ve shared how I discovered rosehip oil and I was even daring enough to post a no-makeup selfie of me to prove just how amazing this oil is. Coconut oil often gets praised for all of it’s amazing benefits but if you ask me, coconut oil might just have to step aside when it comes to the best skincare oil!
What is Rosehip Oil?
If you are like me then you probably have never heard of rosehips! Apparently roses have hips… well sort of. Rosehips are the fruit of rose bushes. That’s right, roses have fruit! Who knew? These grow just below the actual flower part of roses and are harvested after the rose petals have all fallen off. Rosehip oil is oil that is made from rosehips specifically rosehip seeds.
Rosehip oil can be found in many anti-aging products and usually those products come with an expensive price tag! However, rosehip oil is pretty amazing by itself and it’s quite affordable if bought on its own!
Benefits of Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil is a “dry” oil meaning that it absorbs quickly. However, that isn’t necessarily why people love using it in their skincare routine! Rosehip oil is high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and essential fatty acids and it is these attributes that make rosehip oil so amazing.
Rosehip oil has many benefits but a few of my favorites are:
- Great moisturizer
- Reduce wrinkles
- Fade scars and age spots
- Helps fight pre-mature aging
- Can help treat eczema and psoriasis
- Evens out skin tone
I’m getting older and wrinkles seem to start early in my family. I am no exception. I’ve been noticing wrinkles appear on my face for the last few years and while I’m all for accepting the age that I am, I also do not see anything wrong with naturally slowing that process down. I started applying rosehip oil to my face, focusing on my trouble areas. Within just a few days, I noticed a huge difference in the lines around my eyes! This says a lot as I’m currently pregnant and I already have four kids… it was not from a few great nights of sleep that helped my eyes look better!
Now the skin around your eyes is quite thin and delicate. This means that while it’s prone to aging and damaging easily; it is also quicker to absorb all the benefits of whatever you apply to it! Therefore it made sense that my eye wrinkles were the first thing to go. That’s right GO, as in vanish! I have no more lines around my eyes! Now, my other trouble areas like my forehead have taken a little bit longer as they are deeper lines and thicker skin but even so I’ve noticed an improvement!
How to Use Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil works so well on it’s own that I usually just use it by itself! You do not need to dilute in a carrier oil when using rosehip oil. Simply apply a few drops straight to your skin. I like to apply it once at night before bed focusing mainly on my trouble areas but applying all over my face as well. For even faster results, you can apply in the morning and at night.
This oil is great for almost every skin type, however it is generally not recommended for those with acne prone skin. That said, I’ve also heard a few people say that it is great for acne… unfortunately I cannot really tell you which is true so it will be up to you to decide if it’s worth trying on acne prone skin.
Tips for Buying Rosehip Oil
There are many, many brands selling rosehip oil but sadly not all are created equal. I like to buy this brand but if you prefer to go with a different brand here is what you need to look for:
When buying rosehip oil you want cold pressed oil. Cold pressed rosehip oil helps the vitamins and essential fatty acids remain intact.
Buying organic oil is also a good thing so you avoid getting a product with pesticides.
Keep rosehip oil in the refrigerator as it’s a delicate oil and susceptible to oxidation.